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ASU Center for Assured and Scalable Data Engineering (CASCADE)
This Computer Science program is designed for graduate students who want to pursue a thorough education in the area of cybersecurity. The goal of this concentration is to provide students the knowledge, skills and the advanced development capability in science and engineering for cybersecurity, including computer and network security, software security, data and information security, applied cryptography and computer forensics. Students will have a competitive advantage to pursue graduate study in related research areas or to secure employment. There are also a number of competitive scholarships available with this program.
ASU’s designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance has recently been renewed by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. According to the National Security Agency, information assurance is defined as the set of measures intended to protect and defend information and information systems by ensuring their availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality and non-repudiation. This includes providing restoration of information systems by incorporating protection, detection and reaction capabilities.
MS and MCS concentration students must take the following 15 credit hours of coursework:
For PhD students, a minimum of 18 credits in information assurance and related areas are required.
In addition, the thesis must have a major portion of the content in the cybersecurity area.
Support for CASCADE comes from ASU OKED, Fulton Schools of Engineering, and CIDSE. CASCADE is also supported partially by NSF-IIP Grant #1464579.